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Repair Work Continues (With a Smile)

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Dodge Street motorists were confronted Monday morning (March 9) with construction equipment, torn up pavement and at least one smiling face. Following the morning rush hour, work began to repair damage from a broken water line to the middle of Dodge Street. The repair project is expected to wrap up later this week.

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Mavericks Sweep Ferris State

Senior goalie Jerad Kaufmann was in the net both Friday and Saturday for UNO's sweep of Ferris State. Kaufmann had 24 saves in the Friday opener that UNO won 3-0. On Saturday, Kaufmann continued with 18 saves in a 5-2 victory. On Saturday, Joey Martin had two goals and one assist in the game. The win gave the Mavericks a 2-0 sweep of their first round series in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association Playoffs. The Mavericks now advance to the second round next weekend against second-ranked Notre Dame.



"Getting Involved On Campus" Seminar Today

Interested in campus activities but don't know where to start? The UNO Counseling Center will present a seminar on exploring the many clubs and organizations offered at UNO today, March 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Jenkins Room.

A panel of students and staff will answer questions and provide information on Student Government, Maverick Productions, intramural sports, Greek life and more. Sub sandwiches also will be served.

For more information, call Kathy Keiser at 554.2409.

Faculty Recruitment Workshop March 11

The next faculty recruitment workshop takes place Wednesday, March 11, at 10 a.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center State Room. Faculty and administrative assistants are encouraged to attend.

Before any faculty member can serve on a UNO Search Committee they must attend a recruitment workshop every two years.  James McCarty, assistant to the senor vice chancellor, maintains the current list of eligible faculty. Participants should R.S.V.P. to Jerri Maxwell at 554.3892 or

For more information about the recruitment workshops, contact Deborah Smith-Howell at 554.4849 or, Steve Bullock at 554.4822 or, or McCarty, 554.2262 or

"Execution of Justice" Takes Center Stage at CPACS

The UNO Department of Theatre will host a live one-night only performance of "Execution of Justice." This free staged reading will take place Thursday, March 12, at 7 p.m. in 101 College of Public Affairs and Community Service. Following the performance, there will be a panel discussion and talkback session focusing on issues surrounding the play.

"Execution of Justice" is an award-winning ensemble play by Emily Mann chronicling the case of the People vs. Dan White. White assassinated openly gay San Francisco supervisor Harvey Milk and San Francisco Mayor George Moscone in November 1978.

This highly emotional stage reading will combine some live stage action and music to accompany the 25 actors. The UNO production will be co-directed by Amy Lane, adjunct faculty, and Krystal Kelly, student.

For more information, call Kelli Still at 554.2406.

Jazz Artist Vax to Play at UNO March 12

Jazz artist Mike Vax will perform with the UNO Jazz Bands and the Metropolitan Area Youth Jazz Orchestra (MAYJO) at the university's student center on Thursday, March 12.

Vax has played lead and solo trumpet with the Stan Kenton Orchestra, the Clark Terry Big Bad Band, and the U.S. Navy Show Band.  The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom.   Read more.

UNO Students Surrender Spring Break to Volunteer

The UNO Service Learning Academy again has organized UNO's Seventh Annual Seven Days of Service Saturday, March 14, and Monday, March 16, through Saturday, March 21.

Students from UNO, the University of Nebraska Peter Kiewit Institute, Omaha North and Benson High Schools, and the Omaha Public Schools Career Center will landscape, renovate and repair six to eight homes in Omaha and Council Bluffs. The students will also renovate the Salvation Army children's playground, the Stephen's Center and Bellevue's Camp Eppley. Read more.

Registration Begins for YNS Science Camps 

Registration is now under way for the Young Nebraska Scientist (YNS) science camps. This summer's camp themes are water (offered at UNO) and energy (offered at University Nebraska-Lincoln).

YNS summer camps are one-week, residential summer camps sponsored by Nebraska EPSCoR for students entering ninth through 12th grades. YNS coordinates experiences at Nebraska research and education institutions to accomplish two goals:

- Provide opportunities for Nebraska middle and high school students to learn science through doing science and to explore the intersection of science, technology and society with the guidance of scientific and education experts; and

- Provide effective and efficient opportunities for Nebraska researchers to accomplish their broader impacts goals for grant proposals and science outreach missions.

YNS summer camps will increase participants' technological, scientific, and quantitative literacy, place strong emphasis on closing achievement gaps and increase participation of students from underrepresented groups in STEM fields. 

For more information, visit The first camp starts in July.

Faculty Senate to Meet March 11

The UNO Faculty Senate will meet Wednesday, March 11, in the William H. and Dorothy Thompson Alumni Center.

Linda Mannering, director of Institutional Research, will give a short presentation on "Class Scheduling Preferences Survey" beginning at 2 p.m. The meeting will immediately follow the presentation. All are invited to attend.

For more information, contact Sue Bishop at 554.3598.

UNO to Educate Students About Binge Drinking

About 44 percent of all college students take part in binge drinking. An estimated 30,000 of these students require medical attention every year.

To educate students on these consequences, UNO will hold U kNOw Choices: "Choose to Care," a binge drinking prevention event, Thursday, March 12. The event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Nebraska Room of the Milo Bail Student Center. Read more.

Leadership Guru to Present on Campus March 11

The School of Public Administration will host Michael Maccoby, an international expert on leadership, Wednesday, March 11.  Faculty, staff and students can attend his presentation on "Leadership in Higher Education" at 3:30 p.m. in 132 CB Collaborating Commons.

Dr. Maccoby is a globally recognized expert on leadership, who for more than 35 years, has advised leaders in businesses, governments, unions and universities. He is president of the Maccoby Group in Washington, D.C., and has a doctorate from Harvard University, where he directed the Program on Technology, Public Policy and Human Development from 1978-90. He is a fellow of the American Psychological and Anthropological Associations and the National Academy of Public Administration. He also teaches leadership at Oxford University's School of Business.

Registration is not required. For more information, contact Rhonda Sheibal-Carver at 554.2625 or

Retirement Planning Education Series Continues March 13

Human Resources will continue its retirement planning education series with "A Woman's Money, A Woman's Future" on Friday, March 13. It will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Gallery Room. All interested faculty and staff are invited to attend.

The seminar will focus on key aspects of managing one's finances while incorporating issues that are of particular interest to women. Retirement planning concerns of women of all ages will be discussed.

The seminars are scheduled monthly from September through April. For more information, contact Esther Scarpello at 554.3660.

Maverick Productions Welcomes Poet March 13

Poet Desmond Egan will read samples of his work at noon Friday, March 13, at the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room.

The event, hosted by Maverick Productions, is free and open to the campus community.

Egan is a full-time writer, who has authored 18 books of poetry, one book of prose and two translations of Greek plays. Eighteen collections of Egan's poetry have been published in translation in France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Russia, Japan, Czech Republic, Romania, Bulgaria, Poland, Hungary and China.

Egan also served as the artistic director of The Hopkins International Conference, a literary festival in Ireland. Two books have been published in the U.S. about his work: Desmond Egan: the Poet and his Work, edited by Hugh Kenner; and Desmond Egan, written by Brian Arkins.

For more information on Egan's visit to UNO, call 554.2711.

Chinese Language Classes Offered at PKI

The Confucius Institute at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will offer non-credit Chinese language classes this spring. Taught by an experienced instructor who is a native Chinese speaker, classes will take place Wednesdays at the University of Nebraska Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI).

To view the full class schedule click on this link.

For more information, call 402.472.2175 or (toll free) 866.700.4747, or send an e-mail to

Call for 2009 UCAT Travel Grant Proposals

The University Committee for the Advancement of Teaching (UCAT) has funds available for Travel Grants designed to increase capacity building in teaching and learning. Applications are encouraged for interdisciplinary conferences focusing on teaching and learning, as well as for disciplinary conferences with tracks or sessions focusing on several themes. Visit for a list of links to designated conferences and UCAT themes.

The committee will continue to accept proposals on a monthly basis through April or until funds are expended, and will fund grants up to $800 for each award. Proposals are due by the 21st of each month. Application forms are available on the Center for Faculty Development (CFD) Web site at

For more information, contact Kathy Henebry at 554.3153 or


- Shari Hofschire, director UNO Center for Innovation in Arts Education, and Joanne Sowell, professor of art and art history, gave a presentation at the annual statewide conference of the Nebraska Association for the Gifted on Feb. 19. Title of the duo's presentation was "Using Arts Integration to Engage Gifted Students." 

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